The Ys-class is a well-performing interplanetary fishing trawler designed for the harvesting of flora and fauna from natural or artificial aquatic environments. It boasts a capacity of several dozen small shuttles and aircraft for prospecting and fishing, and numerous pisciculture tanks that allow it to keep its cargo live. In a pinch, it can also be used to carry a bulk cargo of clean water for commerce.
The Ys was designed as part of an initiative to move pisciculture and industrial-scale fishing off-world from the ecologically fragile regions of Hlarai and Maekardan and onto artificial environments that would be better controlled and harvested. In order to properly make use of those investments, a number of large-scale fisheries commissioned Ahmida to develop fishing vessels that could sample local undersea ecologies, catch fish on a massive scale and store them effectively for transport. A secondary feature and consequence of the large-scale 'live' holding tanks is the ability to re-purpose them for fish farming, so a ship may remain profitable during moratoriums or if the owner does not wish to engage in on-site fishing operations.
Like its predecessor, the Ur, the Ys is a comfortable and functional vessel with personnel quarters that compromise on space but not on comfort. Although less produced than the Ur, the Ys has a reputation for reliability and quality. Many of the ships produced in the AR 870's are still in operation now.
Class: Ac-L2-01b Ys-class Trawler
Type: Large Fishing Barge/Carrier
Designers: Ahmida Civiltech
Manufacturer: Ahmida Civiltech
Production: Mass Production1)
Fielded by: Iromakuanhe Astral Commonwealth
Total Crew: 230
Starship Operations and Command: 24
Medical and Maintenance: 22
Support Staff: 104
Maximum Capacity: An additional 400 passengers may be taken aboard, but life support systems will be strained and require additional resources. Living space will be very cramped.
Length: 611 meters (2005 feet)
Width: 116 meters meters (381 feet)
Height: 161 meters (528 feet)
Atmospheric: 300 KM/H
Surface: 80 KM/H
Underwater: 40 KM/H
Sublight Engines: .05c
Range: 8 months
Lifespan: 80 years
Refit Cycle: Once a year.
See Damage Rating (Version 2) for an explanation of the damage system.
|Deck 1||Bridge, Crew Quarters, Primary Communications Node|
|Deck 2||Lounge, Cafeteria, Locker Room, Storage Bay 1, Docking Port|
|Deck 3 - 11||Pisciculture Tanks, Storage Bays 2 - 10, Shuttle Bays, Engineering Access|
|Deck 4||Waste Disposal, Secondary Docking Port|